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Re: switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Yes tom, thanks very much. Mike’s instructions were very clear and I think I got the mind of the program. Take care, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Fairhurst
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 7:53 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Part of the confusion here may be with file asociation. When dealing with file association, we are talking about which program is used to open a file. Switch is only a file converter. It does not deal with file association. If you converta file to MP3 format, for example,the converted file should use your default program for opening MP3 files that you convert. Let’s say that Windows Media Player is your default program for opening MP3 file. Any files you create with Switch will open in Windows Media Player. Hope this helps.

 

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 11:18 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Tom-all,

In my experience, I just could not find how to associate an input file with the program. I found no place where I could select an input file and then proceed. If I opened a folder or browsed, I would be led to my usual windows explorer panel, with no association with the actual program. That was my chief difficulty.

                                                            Take care and thanks, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Fairhurst
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 5:07 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

When you open Switch, you will be on a button called Open Output Folder.It is 1 of five tabs. To the right are Output format, Encoder Option, a checkbox giving you the option of sending your files to the same folder. If you uncheck this box. If this box is not checked, you will need to open an output folder. Staying in the tab order, the last will show 0 items because none have been selected yet. As was mentioned in another E-mail. when the Alt key is pressed, you will see a traditional menu structure and land on the File menu. You can easily arrow across or down, and each item will be read. Oddly enough, I haven’t used this, but there is a help menu item. I haven’t explored the numerous options available. Staying on the file tab, however, and arrowing down you will see Add Files, and then Add Folders. Those of us who use Switch find it easy to work using Windows navigation. I am using Windows 7. I actually purchased the Plus version for $29 because a file I wanted to convert wouldn’t do so. This is a one-time payment, not a subscription. I hope this gets you started.

 

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 4:53 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Richard/all,

I downloaded switch this morning, but I have to admit that I did not succeed in converting. Alkthough it seems I understand what I should do with its structure, I always came up with a message that I have to select files to convert. Since I do not want to bother others, I wonder if there is a quick guide as what to do, or someone could give me some simple steps. When I open output folder, there seems to be an irrelevant window opening and I have to do contrl-tab to get back to the program. I don’t know what I am missing there, but some simple steps would be appreciated. With file convert I had none of these issues.

                                                            Cheers,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:19 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi,

I just tried out the free version of Switch.

It is very easy to use.

If you have an iPhone and want to make ringtones, it can convert to .m4r format, along with a bunch of others.

It can convert different file types to the one you want at the same time.  I just did a quick test with a .wav file and an .m4r file and converted them to mp3 in one step.  I do not know what the maximum number of files might be, but it is pretty fast and retains the information you want.

 

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:55 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Mike/all,

Is switch better than convert file and in what way?

                                                            Take care, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:01 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I Takis,

 

There's a sound file converter called, Switch, that works great and is Jaws accessible.

 

 

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:16 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

.

 

Download File Converter

 


Re: switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Takis,

 

Below are steps that I just typed up.  What i do first is put any files that
I want to convert into the My Documents folder to make them easier to find /
navigate to.  You can convert several files at the same time.  after
pressing enter on each of the files you want to convert, steps 4 & 5, you
would select all the files.  I haven't done this in a very long time so, you
may be able to select all the files with the, control + A, keystroke or you
might have to arrow down through the list to select them all.

 


1. When you first open Switch press Alt + A, to open the locate audio files
dialogue.
2. Tab to the Look in combobox list.
3. Arrow down the list until you find the folder or drive you have the files
you want to convert saved.  Now with the folder or drive highlighted, tab 3
times to get into the list of files in this folder / drive.
4. Arrow or use first letter navigation to the file you want to convert &
press enter on it to put it into the Switch program.  Pressing enter on the
file will put you back into Switch & you will hear, not slected & the name
of the file.
5. Arrow down to the file to select it.
6. Tab 1 time to the Output format combobox& arrow up or down to the file
format you want the file converted into.
7. Tab 1 time to the Incoder options button & press the spacebar to open.
These are the settings that seem to work best when converting to .MP3 files.
Constant Bitrate (CBR) should be checked.  Tab 1 time to Incoder bit rate
combobox, arrow to 320, it's 17 of 17.  Tab 1 time to,High quality encoding
(slower)
checkbox, this box should be checked.  Tab 1 time to, Other channel incoding
mode combobox & choose stereo.  Tab 1 time to, Include CRC to Detect Errors,
this box should be checked.  Now tab to the Okay button & press the spacebar
to close Incoder options.  Now tab 2 times to, Output to same folder as
source files, this box should be checked to make it easier to find your
files.
8. Shift + tab 1 time to the convert button & press the spacebar to start
the conversion.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 9:18 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Tom-all,

In my experience, I just could not find how to associate an input file with the program. I found no place where I could select an input file and then proceed. If I opened a folder or browsed, I would be led to my usual windows explorer panel, with no association with the actual program. That was my chief difficulty.

                                                            Take care and thanks, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Fairhurst
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 5:07 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

When you open Switch, you will be on a button called Open Output Folder.It is 1 of five tabs. To the right are Output format, Encoder Option, a checkbox giving you the option of sending your files to the same folder. If you uncheck this box. If this box is not checked, you will need to open an output folder. Staying in the tab order, the last will show 0 items because none have been selected yet. As was mentioned in another E-mail. when the Alt key is pressed, you will see a traditional menu structure and land on the File menu. You can easily arrow across or down, and each item will be read. Oddly enough, I haven’t used this, but there is a help menu item. I haven’t explored the numerous options available. Staying on the file tab, however, and arrowing down you will see Add Files, and then Add Folders. Those of us who use Switch find it easy to work using Windows navigation. I am using Windows 7. I actually purchased the Plus version for $29 because a file I wanted to convert wouldn’t do so. This is a one-time payment, not a subscription. I hope this gets you started.

 

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 4:53 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Richard/all,

I downloaded switch this morning, but I have to admit that I did not succeed in converting. Alkthough it seems I understand what I should do with its structure, I always came up with a message that I have to select files to convert. Since I do not want to bother others, I wonder if there is a quick guide as what to do, or someone could give me some simple steps. When I open output folder, there seems to be an irrelevant window opening and I have to do contrl-tab to get back to the program. I don’t know what I am missing there, but some simple steps would be appreciated. With file convert I had none of these issues.

                                                            Cheers,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:19 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi,

I just tried out the free version of Switch.

It is very easy to use.

If you have an iPhone and want to make ringtones, it can convert to .m4r format, along with a bunch of others.

It can convert different file types to the one you want at the same time.  I just did a quick test with a .wav file and an .m4r file and converted them to mp3 in one step.  I do not know what the maximum number of files might be, but it is pretty fast and retains the information you want.

 

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:55 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Mike/all,

Is switch better than convert file and in what way?

                                                            Take care, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:01 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I Takis,

 

There's a sound file converter called, Switch, that works great and is Jaws accessible.

 

 

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:16 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

.

 

Download File Converter

 


Re: Turning off narrator

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi Fred,
 
Can you, Alt + Tab, to find the Narrator Settings window?  If you can, down arrow to, General , change how Narrator starts...button, and press the spacebar.  Now tab and check or uncheck the options as to how you want them.  If Jaws is getting in the way try the following.  Press, Insert + 3, on the number row, this is the pass through keystroke, and press, Insert + F4, to turn off Jaws.  Once you have Jaws turned off it might be easier to find the Narrator settings window.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Turning off narrator

When I boot up the computer
narrator doubles with jaws and
when I shut down the computer
narrator doubles with jaws.
So far I have only heard
narrator with bootup and
shutdown.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
6:45 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Hi Fred,
 
Is Narrator starting when the
computer starts?

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from
my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
<mailto:hamshack@...
om> 
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 08,
2019 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Mike thanks much but that does
not turn it off as I have
tried several times.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
4:12 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Hi Fred,
 
Try the keystroke, Control,
Windows key + Enter.  This
keystroke is a toggle so it'll
turn Narrator on & off.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from
my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
<mailto:hamshack@...
om> 
To: Jaws-users group
<mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io> 
Sent: Friday, February 08,
2019 1:01 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning
off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders.  With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal.  In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA  but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it.  I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing.  I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it.  Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME















Re: Turning off narrator

Fred Adams
 

When I boot up the computer
narrator doubles with jaws and
when I shut down the computer
narrator doubles with jaws.
So far I have only heard
narrator with bootup and
shutdown.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
6:45 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Hi Fred,

Is Narrator starting when the
computer starts?

Take Care. Mike. Sent from
my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
<mailto:hamshack@tampabay.rr.c
om>
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 08,
2019 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Mike thanks much but that does
not turn it off as I have
tried several times.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
4:12 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Hi Fred,

Try the keystroke, Control,
Windows key + Enter. This
keystroke is a toggle so it'll
turn Narrator on & off.

Take Care. Mike. Sent from
my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
<mailto:hamshack@tampabay.rr.c
om>
To: Jaws-users group
<mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io>
Sent: Friday, February 08,
2019 1:01 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning
off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders. With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal. In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it. I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing. I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it. Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: Changing the F keys to work without the FN key

Sadam Ahmed
 

Hi Kurt,

Try Fn+Escape 

That does the trick on my Dell XpS 13.

Let us know how you go please.

Yours sincerely,
Sadam Ahmed

JAWS Certified .

FaceTime, iMessage & email:
sadam@...

Ping Me On Facebook:
Sadam Ahmed On Facebook

Ping Me On Skype:
Call Sadam Ahmed On Skype


On 2/9/2019 10:49 AM, Kurt Miller wrote:

Hi all,

If I remember correctly, someone on here said that the F keys could be changed on a Dell laptop with a key combination. I believe it had the escape key involved, but don’t remember the other key(s).

If someone could help, I’d appreciate it. I just got a new Dell and want to change these.

Thanks for any and all help provided.

Kurt

 

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

Corrie Ten Boom

 

--

Yours sincerely,
Sadam Ahmed

JAWS Certified .

FaceTime, iMessage & email: sadam@...

Ping Me On Facebook: Sadam Ahmed On Facebook

Ping Me On Skype: Call Sadam Ahmed On Skype


Re: Email password

Glenn / Lenny
 

I wasn't questioning it, I was referring to the previous post.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve" <hamsteve64@gmail.com>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password


That's normal.

In some clients, if you want, there may be a checkbox just past that editing
field where you can tell Windows to show you the password as you type.

Otherwise, for obvious reasons, it won't show the characters as you type so
"over the shoulder" folks can't discern it.


If it hasn't already been stated, when re-entering your password, before you
start typing or pasting in the password, make certain that the password
field is blank. Go to the field, hit the end-key to get to the end of that
line, and hit backspace until you don't hear any Star characters.
Otherwise, whe you paste it will end up with more characters than your
actual password, and it'll be rejected.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glennervin@cableone.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password


I hear circle bullet when reading one that is already there, but when I
type, it says star.
Glenn


Re: Turning off narrator

Chris
 

It should do if it's Windows 10 or if it's an older build try Windows plus enter see if that works

On 8 Feb 2019, at 22:10, Fred Adams <hamshack@tampabay.rr.com> wrote:

turn


Changing the F keys to work without the FN key

Kurt Miller
 

Hi all,

If I remember correctly, someone on here said that the F keys could be changed on a Dell laptop with a key combination. I believe it had the escape key involved, but don’t remember the other key(s).

If someone could help, I’d appreciate it. I just got a new Dell and want to change these.

Thanks for any and all help provided.

Kurt

 

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

Corrie Ten Boom

 


Re: Turning off narrator

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi Fred,
 
Is Narrator starting when the computer starts?

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Turning off narrator

Mike thanks much but that does
not turn it off as I have
tried several times.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
4:12 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Hi Fred,
 
Try the keystroke, Control,
Windows key + Enter.  This
keystroke is a toggle so it'll
turn Narrator on & off.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from
my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
<mailto:hamshack@...
om> 
To: Jaws-users group
<mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io> 
Sent: Friday, February 08,
2019 1:01 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning
off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders.  With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal.  In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA  but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it.  I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing.  I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it.  Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME










Re: Turning off narrator

Fred Adams
 

Mike thanks much but that does
not turn it off as I have
tried several times.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
4:12 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Hi Fred,

Try the keystroke, Control,
Windows key + Enter. This
keystroke is a toggle so it'll
turn Narrator on & off.

Take Care. Mike. Sent from
my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
<mailto:hamshack@tampabay.rr.c
om>
To: Jaws-users group
<mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io>
Sent: Friday, February 08,
2019 1:01 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning
off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders. With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal. In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it. I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing. I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it. Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: Turning off narrator

Fred Adams
 

Thanks for the info but that
does not turn it off.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
4:33 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Ctrl windows and enter

Al

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
<jaws-users-list@groups.io> On
Behalf Of Fred Adams
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
4:01 PM
To: Jaws-users group
<jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning
off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders. With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal. In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it. I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing. I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it. Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: Turning off narrator

Alan Robbins <arobbin2@...>
 

Ctrl windows and enter

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Fred Adams
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 4:01 PM
To: Jaws-users group <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders. With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal. In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it. I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing. I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it. Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: Turning off narrator

netbat66
 

in there case they also want to alt tab to open the narrator screen and find and turn off ,run on log on. or else it will just keep running every time the computer is booted.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 1:11 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Turning off narrator


Hi Fred,

Try the keystroke, Control, Windows key + Enter. This keystroke is a toggle so it'll turn Narrator on & off.

Take Care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
To: Jaws-users group
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 1:01 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders. With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal. In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it. I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing. I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it. Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: Turning off narrator

netbat66
 

usually when narrator is running you can alt tab to open the main screen. in there are the options to run on log on. uncheck this and save the change.
to turn it on or off
its either shift control enter key or control windows enter key.
i don't remember. i seldom use windows 10.

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Adams
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 1:01 PM
To: Jaws-users group
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders. With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal. In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it. I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing. I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it. Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: Turning off narrator

Chris
 

Ctrl+windows+enter

 

 

From: Fred Adams
Sent: 08 February 2019 21:01
To: Jaws-users group
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning off narrator

 

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and

chrome browser and can not

find way to turn off narrator.

About 10 days ago I had a

computer crash that took out

everything pretty much except

some files and folders.  With

Microsoft handicap help I have

about 75 percent back to

normal.  In helping me the

technician used narrator and

NVDA  but failed to turn off

narrator after finishing.

When I boot up or shutdown the

computer narrator doubles with

jaws and I can not find

setting to turn off narrator.

If someone could tell me how

to do this I would greatly

appreciate it.  I have gone

through the Ease of access

settings but found nothing.  I

never use narrator so I am not

very familiar with it.  Will

appreciate any help.

 

Thanks much,

 

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC

US ARMY ABN RETIRED

ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Turning off narrator

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi Fred,
 
Try the keystroke, Control, Windows key + Enter.  This keystroke is a toggle so it'll turn Narrator on & off.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 1:01 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders.  With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal.  In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA  but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it.  I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing.  I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it.  Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME





Turning off narrator

Fred Adams
 

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders. With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal. In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it. I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing. I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it. Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: facebook page

JM Casey
 

Hm. There is a thread about it on a list I’m on right now. I haven’t really looked into it myself but I’ve been thinking about it too.

 

I’m only suggesting this because I don’t think facebook is a good platform for writing, tutorials or otherwise. It’s great for a quick social media check or chatting with your friends, but it doesn’t really have any proper blogging features or anything. I suspect most of your friends wouldn’t even see your entries unless they specifically went to your wall.

 

There are other blogging platforms too, which you could consider looking into. Alternatively, since you are doing this for blind users, you could probably quite easily create a simple website and just set up links to each of your tutorials. The nice thing about a blog though is that people can subscribe and receive notifications whenever you have a new entry.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: February 7, 2019 11:48 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] facebook page

 

I posted about word press got no response!  Everytime I try to write a blog in word press word press says I have no sites and I get a list of prices.  Personal, business etc.

 

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:37 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] facebook page

 

Hi.

 

It doesn’t really matter what facebook platform you create it on, though the regular site has more functionality. It has an editor for notes, even, which you can use html in I think.

But…I personally would not use facebook at all for the purpose you have in mind. A personal website or blog would seem to be more useful in this respect. Maybe look into wordpress. I am pretty sure some successful blind bloggers have used it.

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: February 7, 2019 10:26 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] facebook page

 

I want to create a facebook page to put tutorials I

Have composed myself or by others about how to do computer things solely with the keyboard.  I want to do this because every help article I’ve come across have been aimed at the sighted you know click in the right corner blah blah.  Would it be better if I created it in the moble facebook site or the regular site?

 

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

 

 


Re: Email password

JM Casey
 

Hi.
Rather than hitting backspace over and over again, why not just hit ctrl-a
to select the entire field, and hit the delete key? That will clear
everything.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Steve
Sent: February 8, 2019 2:14 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

That's normal.

In some clients, if you want, there may be a checkbox just past that editing
field where you can tell Windows to show you the password as you type.

Otherwise, for obvious reasons, it won't show the characters as you type so
"over the shoulder" folks can't discern it.


If it hasn't already been stated, when re-entering your password, before you

start typing or pasting in the password, make certain that the password
field is blank. Go to the field, hit the end-key to get to the end of that
line, and hit backspace until you don't hear any Star characters.
Otherwise, whe you paste it will end up with more characters than your
actual password, and it'll be rejected.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glennervin@cableone.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password


I hear circle bullet when reading one that is already there, but when I
type, it says star.
Glenn


Re: Email password

Steve
 

That's normal.

In some clients, if you want, there may be a checkbox just past that editing field where you can tell Windows to show you the password as you type.

Otherwise, for obvious reasons, it won't show the characters as you type so "over the shoulder" folks can't discern it.


If it hasn't already been stated, when re-entering your password, before you start typing or pasting in the password, make certain that the password field is blank. Go to the field, hit the end-key to get to the end of that line, and hit backspace until you don't hear any Star characters. Otherwise, whe you paste it will end up with more characters than your actual password, and it'll be rejected.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glennervin@cableone.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password


I hear circle bullet when reading one that is already there, but when I
type, it says star.
Glenn

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